Hilton has added a new 46-room boutique hotel in Madrid, the Atocha Hotel.
Atocha is the first European member of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection. You may be familiar with Curio Collection, which is well established in Europe. Curio allows independent luxury hotels to sell their rooms via Hilton whilst keeping a larger than usual degree of autonomy.
Tapesty Collection is based on the same concept but it is aimed at 3-4 star hotels, often with modest room counts.
Atocha Hotel is a new hotel, so you should expect a good stay. It is billed as being within 10 minutes walk of the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Reina, as well as being close to the main Atocha railway station.
Hilton has not released many images but the bathroom pictured below looks impressive!
You can find out more on the Hilton website here.
Hilton is also coming to Curacao
Historically HfP wouldn’t have been too concerned with new hotel openings on Curacao. However, now that Virgin Points can be redeemed for KLM flights, there is a way to get yourself reward flights to the Dutch Caribbean islands.
The Mangrove Beach Corendon Curacao Resort will be joining Curio Collection by Hilton in September.
The hotel has recently opened but it isn’t yet bookable via Hilton. It is an all-inclusive hotel with 399 rooms, although it looks far larger. The resort has its own private beach as well as its own water park, nine dining outlets and four swimming pools. It is also walkable to the historic district of Willemstad.
If I am totally honest, it doesn’t look like a great fit for Curio Collection.
Curio has been built around a group of relatively small and very high-end independent boutique hotels, and Mangrove Beach looks a bit too big and a bit too brash, especially the water park. Let’s see, however – appearances may be deceiving.
How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (November 2022)
There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:
- American Express Gold (30,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.
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